Rotomahana; and the Boiling Springs of New Zealand. A Photographic Series of Sixteen Views By D. L. Mundy. With Descriptive Notes by Ferdinand von Hochstetter, Professor of the Polytechnic Institution of Vienna

By: Mundy, D. L. [Daniel Louis]

Price: NZ$525.00

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Book Condition: Very Good- with No dust jacket as issued


Spine adhesive (caoutchouc, also known as gutta-percha) has perished, with all leaves now loose within binding. Some loss of cloth along edges of corners of boards. Contemporary owner's signature on front endpaper and on half title page: "R. Marsham / April 28. 1875." Plates all very good and clean, loose in binding.; 16 autotype photographic plates, each accompanied by a leaf of letter press. 1 map. Original green cloth boards with gilt illustration of terraces on front board. [Bagnall notes only "brown or purple cloth boards."] Page dimensions: 376 x 271mm. All page edges gilt. Dark green endpapers. "Of the wonderful and beautiful effects of such asction, as faithfully represented by the series of Sixteen Photographic Views presented in this publication, the reader will presently judge for himself. They are similar in kind to others long since renowned, such as the geysers, the solfataras, the steam jets, and other remarkable features of Iceland; as well as the grander display of these natural miracles, lately discovered and examined by a scientific expedition in America, at the head waters of the Yellowstone River." - from the Mundy's introduction, titled "The Hot Springs District of New Zealand". [References: Bagnall 3669 - "Autotype reproductions of excellent photographs taken by Mundy during a visit about 1869/70. Twelve of the scenes are of Rotorua and the terraces and four at Taupo and Tokaanu."; Hocken p. 296]

Title: Rotomahana; and the Boiling Springs of New Zealand. A Photographic Series of Sixteen Views By D. L. Mundy. With Descriptive Notes by Ferdinand von Hochstetter, Professor of the Polytechnic Institution of Vienna

Author Name: Mundy, D. L. [Daniel Louis]

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Samson Low, Marston, Low, and Searle: 1875

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good- with No dust jacket as issued

Seller ID: 22037